Cascadia Enrollment Planning Discussions

Upcoming Community Discussions About Cascadia Enrollment Planning
Posted on 09/13/2016

Upcoming Community Discussions About Cascadia Enrollment Planning

Seattle Public Schools is excited to open three schools at the Wilson-Pacific site in 2017-18, Cascadia Elementary, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, and Licton Springs K-8. Cascadia is temporarily located in the former Lincoln High School building with Licton Springs K-8 and serves students in the Highly Capable Cohort.

Cascadia’s new building is planned to have a capacity of approximately 660 seats, which is not sufficient to serve all of the students currently at Cascadia given the growth the school has experienced.

The district is reviewing potential options for serving all of the current and future students who will attend Cascadia. Representatives from Capital, Enrollment Planning, School Operations, Advanced Learning, and School Supports have met to discuss potential options given available building space across the district and the capacity challenges across the district.

The District’s Capacity Management Task Force will be discussing this topic at its next meeting on September 14, 2016, 12-1:30 p.m. and there will be additional community meetings to review and share possible options for meeting the needs of the current and future Highly Capable identified students and their families.

Capacity Management Task Force Meeting
Sept. 14, 2016 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location JSCEE 2750

Decisions on an additional site to accommodate all of the students at Cascadia will be made prior to Open Enrollment, which begins in mid-February 2017. The district currently anticipates the following timeline for Board review on this decision.

Board Timeline:

  • November 17, 2016: Board Action Report presented at Operations Committee.
  • December 7, 2016: Board Action Report presented to Board for Introduction.
  • January 4, 2016: Board Action Report presented to Board for Action.

Read more about Advanced Learning at Seattle Public Schools.

Read more about the Capacity Management Task Force.

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